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NVST Swimmers Achieve New Time Standards At Zone 3 Championship Meet

Napa Valley Swim Team swimmers compiled six new Junior Olympic times, two new Far Western times, 17 first-place finishes, 25 second-place finishes and 17 third-place finishes at the recent Zone 3 Championship Swim Meet. With these strong performances, the swimmers of NVST swam to a fourth-place finish.

NVST is one of 34 teams that competes in Zone 3. In order to compete in this championship meet, swimmers had to have achieved minimum time standards. This was a preliminary and finals meet, meaning that in order for swimmers to swim in the afternoon finals of each event, they had to be one of the top-8 finishers in their morning swims.

In the boys 8-and-under division, Gianni Izzi, Jack Larsen, Alessandro Izzi and William Tokar swam to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay. Alessandro Izzi achieved 100 percent best times and finished fourth overall in the 25 back. Gianni Izzi swam to third-place finishes in the 25 fly and 50 free. Will Tokar swam to a seventh-place finish in the 50 free.

In the boys 9-10 division, Matthew Larsen achieved four best times, which included new Junior Olympic times in the 50 breast (sixth place) and 100 breast (fifth place). He also achieved a new “A” time in the 50 back and an eighth-place finish in the 50 fly. John McNamara and Michael Montoro also represented NVST.

In the girls 9-10 division, Sarah Reynolds achieved three best times and had a three-second drop in the 200 IM to finish eighth overall.

In the girls 11-12 year-old division, Emily Dusky, Erin Dunn, Grace King and Ellie Montoro swam to a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay and second-place finishes in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay. Individually, Emily Dusky achieved a new Junior Olympic time in the 200 IM (third place), first-place finishes in the 400 IM and 50 breast, a second-place finish in the 100 breast, third-place finishes in the 100 IM and 200 IM, and a fifth-place finish in the 50 free. Ellie Montoro achieved a new “A” time in the 100 free and swam to a fifth-place finish in the 50 fly, a sixth-place finish in the 100 back, and a seventh-place finish in the 50 back. Erin Dunn achieved a new Junior Olympic time in the 50 fly (fourth place) and swam to a second-place finish in the 200 fly and an eighth-place finish in the 200 IM. Grace King achieved a best time in the 50 back. Isabel Parrado competed in the 100 fly and the 100 IM.

In the boys 11-12 year-old division, Iona Pascual, Barrett McMichael, Gabe Wright and Will Flanders swam to a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay. The team of Iona Pascual, Barrett McMichael, Gabe Wright and Eric Tapia swam to a second-place finish in the 200 free relay. The team of Michael Izzi, Shea Barrett, Will Flanders and Keoni Cisco swam to a fifth-place finish in the 200 free relay and the team of Iona Pascual, Barrett McMichael, Gabe Wright and Shea Barrett swam to a second-place finish in the 400 free relay. Individually, Iona Pascual achieved a new Far Western time in the 100 free (second place) and finished first overall in the 400 IM and 100 IM, second in the 200 IM, third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 fly. Gabe Wright achieved a new Far Western time in the 100 fly (third place), a new Junior Olympic time in the 200 free (fourth place), and swam to a fourth-place finish in the 50 fly, fifth-place finish overall in the 200 free and an eighth-place finish in the 50 breast. Eric Tapia achieved four best times and an eighth-place finish in the 100 back. Barrett McMichael achieved a new Junior Olympic time in the 50 back (second place), and a fifth-place finish in the 50 free, sixth-place finish in the 50 fly, and a seventh-place finish in the 100 free. Will Flanders achieved a new “A” time in the 100 back (seventh place), a sixth-place finish in the 100 breast, and a seventh-place finish in the 50 back. Shea Barrett competed in six events and finished eighth overall in the 100 breast. Keoni Cisco competed in six events. Michael Izzi competed in two events.

In the girls 13-14 year-old division, Kelsea Wright, Natalie Larsen, Annika Erickson and Verenice Tapia swam to second-place finishes in the 200 free relay and the 400 free relay. The team of Kelsea Wright, Natalie Larsen, Annika Erickson and Celine Parra swam to a third-place finish in the 200 medley relay. Individually, Kelsea Weight swam to a first-place finish in the 200 fly, and was fourth in the 200 IM, fifth in the 100 back and 400 IM, sixth in the 200 back, and seventh in the 100 fly. Annika Erickson achieved a new Junior Olympic time in the 200 backstroke (fourth place), a first-place finish in the 500 free, second-place finishes in the 200 free, 200 butterfly and 200 IM, and a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM. Vernice Tapia achieved best times in the 50 free and 100 fly and finished seventh overall in the 100 free. Celine Parra swam the 200 butterfly (fourth place) and the 400 IM (eighth place). Natalie Larsen represented NVST in this division.

In the boys 13-14 year-old division, the team of Quinn McMichael, Cayd Roberts, Jack Montoro and Nicholas Cisco achieved second-place finishes in the 200 medley relay and the 400 free relay and a fourth-place finish in the 200 free relay. Individually, Cayd Roberts swam the 100 breast (first place), 200 breast (second place), 200 IM (fourth place), 200 back (fifth place) and the 100 fly (sixth place). Quinn McMichael swam to a first-place finish in the 200 fly, second-place finishes in the 200 back, 100 butterfly and 400 IM, and third-place finishes in the 100 back and the 200 IM.

In the girls 15-16 year-old division, Gracie Murphy swam the 100 breaststroke (third place), 200 IM (fourth place) and the 400 IM (fifth place). Kathleen Schafle swam the 200 breast (third place), 200 free (fifth place) and the 100 free (eighth place).

In the boys 15-16 year-old division, Bradley John Erickson swam to second-place finishes in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free and 100 back, and third-place finishes in the 200 back and 100 breaststroke.

In the girls 17-18 year-old division, Alex Swanson to first-place finishes in the 50 free, 200 free, 100 breast and 200 breast, and a second-place finish in the 100 free.

Haley Murphy swam to second-place finishes in the 50 free and 200 free, and third-place finishes in the 100 free, 200 free and 100 breast.

In the boys 17-18 year-old division, Cody Dusky swam to third-place finishes in the 100 back and 200 back and seventh-place finishes in the 50 free and 200 free.

In the girls 15-18 year old-division, the team of Haley Murphy, Kathleen Schafle, Gracie Murphy and Alex Swanson swam to a first-place finish in the 400 free relay and a second-place finish in the 200 medley relay.

 
    
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